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« : December 09, 2012, 09:06:21 AM »

Commissioner Roger Goodell was "fed up with DUIs" in 2008 – as a league staffer told Mothers Against Drunk Driving when the league reached out to the organization that year – NFL teams haven't exactly embraced MADD in their efforts to fix the problem.

MADD CEO Debbie Weir says the 3-year-old partnership between the NFL and one of the nation's leading organizations in the fight against drunk driving consists primarily of game-day efforts to educate fans.

Of 32 NFL teams, only two – the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – use MADD's services to educate players on the dangers of drunk driving, Weir says.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2012/12/08/madd-nfl-josh-brent-accident/1756059/

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« #1 : December 09, 2012, 09:17:10 AM »

Worked wonders for Eric Wright ....

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« #2 : December 09, 2012, 09:25:45 AM »

Worked wonders for Eric Wright ....

he's on his way out

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« #3 : December 09, 2012, 09:53:50 AM »

Worked wonders for Eric Wright ....

he's on his way out

I hope ....guy is a d-bag.

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« #4 : December 09, 2012, 10:03:02 AM »

It would be interesting to know when we started using them. Sounds like a Schiano kind of thing to do.

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« #5 : December 09, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »

Worked wonders for Eric Wright ....

he's on his way out

I hope ....guy is a d-bag.
A d-bag? No he's an overpaid d-bag

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« #6 : December 09, 2012, 11:50:58 AM »

so much hate.

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« #7 : December 09, 2012, 11:57:06 AM »

so much hate.

I agree. And somewhat unnecessary.

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« #8 : December 09, 2012, 12:17:31 PM »

MADD is an extremist group with an agenda to bring us back to prohibition. No one should support or work with them.

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« #9 : December 09, 2012, 12:40:08 PM »

so much hate.

I agree. And somewhat unnecessary.
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« #10 : December 09, 2012, 12:41:44 PM »

It's a depressing conversation to have, drunk driving, and idiots will still do it

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« #11 : December 09, 2012, 12:50:16 PM »

MADD is an extremist group with an agenda to bring us back to prohibition. No one should support or work with them.



NFL already offers this service to players, it's up to the player to take responsibility and use it. No reason for an extremist group to be involved.

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« #12 : December 09, 2012, 03:10:36 PM »

sounds extreme to me-

Mission Statement:
“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.” 

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« #13 : December 09, 2012, 03:17:28 PM »

sounds extreme to me-

Mission Statement:
“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.”

Even the founder of the organization agrees they are way too extreme now, and she is no longer with them. They keep pushing for lower and lower BAC limits and they have pushed for ignition interlock devices for every driver, regardless of whether they have ever had a DUI. They even advocate taking children away from anyone who has taken a drink before driving.

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« #14 : December 09, 2012, 03:28:01 PM »

sounds extreme to me-

Mission Statement:
“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.”

Even the founder of the organization agrees they are way too extreme now, and she is no longer with them. They keep pushing for lower and lower BAC limits and they have pushed for ignition interlock devices for every driver, regardless of whether they have ever had a DUI. They even advocate taking children away from anyone who has taken a drink before driving.

Looking for this:

"It has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I had ever wanted or envisioned," said Mrs. Lightner, who founded MADD after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver. "I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to deal with the issue of drunk driving."
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